Press Releases

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Interactive Map Helps Residents Find Low-Cost, Free Internet Service Options

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office has developed an interactive map to help North Carolina residents find free and low-cost internet and mobile service offerings in their area. The online map is updated daily with new offerings, which include free public Wi-Fi access points for remote learning and working.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020

The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office has developed an interactive map to help North Carolina residents find free and low-cost internet and mobile service offerings in their area. The online map is updated daily with new offerings, which include free public Wi-Fi access points for remote learning and working.

Monday, February 10, 2020

New Data Indices Provide More Accurate Look at Current State of Broadband Access

The N.C. Department of Information Technology on Monday released new data indices that provide a more accurate look at the current state of broadband access, adoption and the digital divide in communities across North Carolina.
Monday, February 10, 2020

The N.C. Department of Information Technology on Monday released new data indices that provide a more accurate look at the current state of broadband access, adoption and the digital divide in communities across North Carolina.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Work Underway to Expand High-Speed Internet in Jones County

The Broadband Infrastructure Office gave Eastern Carolina Broadband and Jones County a $270,901 GREAT grant to bring high-speed internet service.
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Broadband Infrastructure Office gave Eastern Carolina Broadband and Jones County a $270,901 GREAT grant to bring high-speed internet service.

Friday, January 3, 2020

State Broadband Office Expanded Broadband Access, Worked to Close the Digital Divide in 2019

The N.C. Broadband Infrastructure Office made great strides in 2019 toward its goal that every resident have affordable, high-speed internet access.
Friday, January 03, 2020

The N.C. Broadband Infrastructure Office made great strides in 2019 toward its goal that every resident have affordable, high-speed internet access.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

More High-Speed Internet Coming to Rural NC

Governor Roy Cooper announced high-speed internet will expand in in Columbus County thanks to a$7.9 million federal ReConnect Pilot Program grant.
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper announced high-speed internet will expand in in Columbus County thanks to a$7.9 million federal ReConnect Pilot Program grant.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Applications Period Opens for $15M in GREAT Grants

Internet service providers and electric cooperatives can apply for $15 million in state funding for high-speed internet access in N.C. rural areas.
Monday, December 16, 2019

Internet service providers and electric cooperatives can apply for $15 million in state funding for high-speed internet access in N.C. rural areas.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

State Agencies Partner to Improve Broadband Access in Rural Communities

Nine library systems, four municipalities and two state agencies are partnering to improve internet access in rural communities in 14 counties.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Nine library systems, four municipalities and two state agencies are partnering to improve internet access in rural communities in 14 counties.

Friday, March 15, 2019

State Broadband Office Publishes Homework Gap Report

Eric Boyette, secretary of the N.C. Department of Information Technology and state chief information officer, announced today the release of the “The Homework Gap in North Carolina,” a report that provides communities with strategies to bridge the homework gap that occurs when students are assigned homework that requires internet access but lack an internet connection at home.
Friday, March 15, 2019

Eric Boyette, secretary of the N.C. Department of Information Technology and state chief information officer, announced today the release of the “The Homework Gap in North Carolina,” a report that provides communities with strategies to bridge the homework gap that occurs when students are assigned homework that requires internet access but lack an internet connection at home.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office Announce Robeson County as Partner in New Wi-Fi Pilot Program  

The State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the N.C. Department of Information Technology announce the official launch of a new partner program with the Robeson County Public Library and the Public Schools of Robeson County. 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The State Library of North Carolina and the Broadband Infrastructure Office of the N.C. Department of Information Technology announce the official launch of a new partner program with the Robeson County Public Library and the Public Schools of Robeson County. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

NCDIT, DHHS Win Grant to Help Expand Telehealth Opportunities for Western NC

A new grant will help North Carolina explore how to better use technology to improve health in western North Carolina.
Friday, February 22, 2019

A new grant will help North Carolina explore how to better use technology to improve health in western North Carolina.